by Jessica Thomas
The latest Alex Peres mystery begins with a mini-mystery currently providing cocktail party conversation to many of Provincetown’s gay community: are young, beautiful, sexy, Irish Maureen Delaney and 40-ish plain-jane Mary Sloan lovers or is Maureen simply a boarder? Opinion is about evenly divided, with numerous snickers and snide remarks. But titillation rapidly turns to united outrage when word gets out that Maureen has been attacked by an unidentified man after leaving a local bar.
Maureen’s attorney retains Alex to investigate, but far from clearing up the mystery, Alex seems to fall ever deeper into it. Why did Maureen delay seeing a doctor until all DNA, drug and alcohol tests are iffy at best? Only one test is certain: Maureen is pregnant, not from the night of the attack, but some two months earlier…
Alex Peres Mystery Series Book 4.
Lambda Literary Awards
The Weekend Visitor - Finalist, Best Lesbian Mystery.
Just About Write
Anna Furtado - April, 2007: Jessica Thomas gives us another great Alex Peres mystery in The Weekend Visitor. Alex, the very intelligent and funny private detective, literally trips over the murder victim when the body is deposited unceremoniously in her garage... This newest addition to the series is one that will not disappoint fans and should add to Thomas' list of Alex and Fargo devotees.
Arlene Germain - September, 2006: One of the most gifted writers on the scene is the Golden Crown Literary Award winning Jessica Thomas, creator of the Alex Peres mystery series set in Provincetown, MA. Her debut novel, Caught in the Net, introduced the reader to Alex Peres, a refreshingly original character that far surpasses the stereotypical PI one often encounters in today's mystery genre... The Weekend Visitor is a tightly written, adeptly developed mystery that is certain to please the most discriminating reader of this genre. Expertly drawn characters, a fluid narrative, an inviting setting, and a mystery within a mystery make this latest installment a most satisfying and absorbing reading experience.